Caitlin Hayes

Assistant Musical Director/Accompanist

Originally from Victoria, Caitlin has a Bachelor of Music in classical piano from UVic, and has worked as a pianist, music director, actor and singer all over Canada, from Vancouver to Halifax to Toronto to Dawson City, Yukon, as well as on a cruise ship in the Bahamas.  She was based in Toronto for a number of years as well, where she was the associate conductor and accompanist of the La Jeunesse Senior Girls Choir (Cobourg, Ontario) and also worked as a freelance accompanist and vocal coach.

Although she is adept in many musical genres, Caitlin’s biggest passion is musical theatre.  She has a performance diploma from the Canadian College of Performing Arts (Victoria, BC) and later was on faculty there as music assistant and accompanist.  She also has extensive experience as a music director: favourite credits include “Sweeney Todd” (Northumberland Players), “Menopositive:The Musical” (Stirling Festival Theatre), “Ain’t We Got Fun” (Moose Jaw Cultural Centre), “Hair” (NP), and “Annie” (Chemainus Theatre Festival).

Now happily based back in Vancouver, Caitlin is the Musical Theatre department accompanist at Capilano University, and plays for the Vancouver Youth Choir. She also is a busy music director, most recently of “Closer Than Ever” for Gateway Theatre, for which she was nominated for a Jessie Award in the category of “Significant Artistic achievement-Large Theatre.” Other recent Vancouver credits include shows for APPLAUSE! Musicals in Concert (“Gay’s The Word”, “Fiorello”, “Ernest in Love”) and Fighting Chance Productions (“Carrie”, “Grey Gardens”, “bare: a pop opera”.) She also music directed and co-produced several sold-out concerts with the Confidential Musical Theatre Project. Other favourite music directing credits include “Sweeney Todd” (Northumberland Players), “Ain’t We Got Fun” (Moose  Jaw  Cultural  Centre),  and  “Annie”  (Chemainus  Theatre  Festival). Working with BWB is the best, and she always looks forward to Tuesday nights with this great group.